Fashoda


Fashoda
   Fashoda, today Kodok, is a town in the Sudan. It was the site of an incident in 1898 in which France, having tried to compete with British influence in upper Egypt, sent there a military mission under General jean-baptiste marchand, who occupied Fashoda on July 10 of that year. overtaken by the British commander General Horatio Kitchener in september, Marchand was ordered by the French foreign minister Théophile delcassé to leave his position after the British had issued an ultimatum. This setback, which was profoundly resented in France, led to the Franco-British agreement of March 1899 by which France renounced its interests in the Nile region. See also africa, French in.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Fashoda — /feuh shoh deuh/, n. a village in the SE Sudan, on the White Nile: conflict of British and French colonial interests 1898 (Fashoda Incident). Modern name, Kodok. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fashoda — /fəˈʃoʊdə/ (say fuh shohduh) noun a town in the north eastern South Sudan, on the White Nile; British and French colonial interests came into conflict here in the Fashoda incident , 1898. Current name, Kodok …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fashoda — /feuh shoh deuh/, n. a village in the SE Sudan, on the White Nile: conflict of British and French colonial interests 1898 (Fashoda Incident). Modern name, Kodok …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fashoda — geographical name see Kodok …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fashoda — DEC …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fāshōda — ► C. de Sudán, actualmente llamada Kodok, situada en la región del Nilo. Su ocupación en 1898 por la expedición francesa de Marchand estuvo a punto de provocar una guerra entre Francia y Gran Bretaña …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Fashoda — former name of Kodok, Sudan …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Fashoda — stor. Kodok …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Fashoda — Fa•sho•da [[t]fəˈʃoʊ də[/t]] n. geg why a village in the SE Sudan, on the White Nile: conflict of British and French colonial interests 1898(Fasho′da In cident) Modern name, Kodok …   From formal English to slang

  • Fashoda syndrome — is the name given to a tendency within French foreign policy in Africa, giving importance to asserting French influence in areas which may be becoming susceptible to British influence. It is named for the Fashoda incident (1898) which is judged… …   Wikipedia


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